covenant

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covenant

a constraint placed by local government authority upon the use of land or buildings. Applies to such matters as size of lots, use to which land can be put, amount of land that can be covered by a building.
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1972) ("For every covenant that finds its way to court, there are thousands which exercise an in terrorem effect on employees who respect their contractual obligations and on competitors who fear legal complications if they employ a covenantor, or who are anxious to maintain gentlemanly relations with their competitors.
against a covenantor who violated a racially restrictive covenant, the
Bell, (109) one of the few recent cases to discuss liability after transfer of land burdened by a real covenant, applies traditional real covenant law as advanced by the Restatement of Property hold that, after conveying the affected land, even the original covenantor was not liable on a covenant to pay a proportionate share of paving costs.